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'Sneaky Pay Raise' in L.A.

June 16, 1985

It is most surprising that the City Council members voted for themselves a 10% salary increase.

These are the same people who under the leadership of Councilman Joel Wachs only a few weeks ago limited rent increases to 4% because "the cost of living increase is only 4%." This hurts only property owners and so they voted the money out of the property owners pockets, but they had no qualms to vote 10% into their own pockets.

So which is the truth? If inflation is really only 4% why did they vote 10% for themselves? This shows better than anything else the double standards that politicians apply, and we all should be aware of this when it comes to voting.

KURT BUKOFZER

Los Angeles

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